Long Legs, Short Films

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30. No admittance after 7:30

DCTV and DFA come together to present an evening of moving moving image – a screening of short films that meet at the resplendent intersection of film and dance. Via new experimental, stop motion animation and documentary works, we invite you to watch dance through a different lens, witnessing its transformation when moved from stage to screen. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance and join us for a post-screening Q&A.

The Films

AMORPHIC (Einy Åm-Sparks | USA/Norway, 2014, 3:25)
AMORPHIC is a reflection on our growing dependency on digital devices, individually and as a society, and the mental pull it may have on us.

Atoms Instinct (Samuel Baumel | USA, 2013, 4:30)
We all have the same inclinations, to be fruitful and multiply. This is true of ourselves and our cells, of the insects and our instincts.

Between Partners (Chris Casey | USA, 2013, 2:32)
The story of a relationship explored through dance on film.

I Go To Sleep (Alexis Powell | USA, 2014)
I Go To Sleep is an embodied exploration of the experience of communicating in the unconscious realm. Featuring Prentiss Benjamin, Julian Goldhagen, Anthony Ritosa, Susannah Simpson, and Matt Stapleton.

Laurel III (Laura Bartczak | USA, 2014, 1:36)
A super 8mm film featuring Laurel Atwell, exploring personal narrative through non-linear somatic experience. Thanks to Laurel and Mark Demolar for their contribution to the series.

Nutcracker (Gina Carli | USA, 2013, 2:28)
The entire Nutcracker ballet in less than 3 minutes. Happy holidays!!

SAMBA #2 (Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner | USA, 2014, 3:00) Filmed with the high speed Phantom camera, SAMBA #2 offers an intimate look at the intricate Samba moves performed by Nao Yamada.

Secret Room (Lily Baldwin | USA, 2011, 4:27)
Dreams are real in small spaces.

Si Nos Dejan (Celia Rowlson-Hall | USA, 2013, 9:51)
A love story flooded with good intentions and missed connections.

Swan Lake (Gina Carli | USA, 2012, 1:42)
This dance film stars two super heroes. They have a history together and were once in love. The female is a spy undercover as a ballerina.

That B.E.A.T. (Abteen Bagheri | USA, 2014, 9:19)
A portrait of the New Orleans "bounce" scene, this racy short documentary is, amazingly, branded content for Nokia.

Two Seconds After Laughter (David Roussève | USA/Indonesia, 2012, 16:09) Following an Indonesian American dancer’s return to Java, Two Seconds creates a dialogue on a universal irony: The heart longs most for the place called home to which it can never return.

Two Spirits (Molly Surno | USA, 2012, 4:42)
Two Spirits investigates the mythology of the West by entering and exiting a surreal and representational world guided by the director of the Miss Transgender Native American Beauty Pageant, a trans Navajo woman, who becomes conduit between two realities.

Untitled America Project (Sarah Dahnke | USA, 2014, 3:39)
A quirky satire on hyper-American culture.


$6 / DCTV + DFA Members
$10 / General
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Dance Films Association (DFA) builds upon founder Susan Braun’s vision by acting as the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera. Today, DFA serves the global dance film community by providing membership opportunities, connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. Programs range from screening series including the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and educational opportunities including Dance Film Lab composed of master classes, panel discussions, and moderated screening.

Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV is also the soon-to-be home of the first US documentary-only cinema! DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.

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